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Editor's Notebook

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the fire which destroyed the original Elks Lodge buildings in Superior along with an addition that saw its first use on New Year’s Eve. We may not have space this week to reprint The Express story and picture...

 

Country Roads

Today as I write this column, we are celebrating Presidents’ Day. In earlier years George Washington’s Day and Abraham Lincoln’s Day were celebrated on separate days in February. Students would learn all about these two presidents on their...

 
 By Jenny Rees    Columns    February 20, 2020 

Jenny REESources

This week begins Nebraska Extension’s On-Farm Research Update meetings. More than 100 studies were conducted in 2019. Each meeting runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (registration at 8:30 a.m.). Meal is included and there’s no cost thanks to partnerships...

 

Oak

Phyllis Schmitt had lunch in Nelson last Tuesday with Sherry Hartman and Trish Rasmussen, then played cards at the Community Center. In the evening, Phyllis met Carol Meyer in Fairfield for supper. On Thursday, Phyllis took Lola Biltoft to Geneva...

 

Highland

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hoelting, the Cassell children and Ron Porter were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Don Cassell Sunday noon. Emily Jocobitz and Harley Beale stayed overnight Firday with Natalie Jacobitz. Bernita Ostdiek attended the basketball game at...

 
 By Betty Bouray    Columns    February 20, 2020 

Republic

This week’s burger night winner at Rip City Inn is Bryan Simms. Betty Bouray enjoyed Sweetheart brunch after church on Sunday at the Scandia United Methodist Church. Kent and Dillon Bouray visited Klay, Kellin and Owen Bouray in Niles on Sunday...

 

Burr Oak

Michael Donley, 60, died at his home in Burr Oak on Thursday. A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the Burr Oak United Methodist Church on Friday, Feb. 21. Michael is survived by his wife, Judy, brothers, Daniel and Patrick and a...

 
 By Erma Dillon    Columns    February 20, 2020 

Four Ways from Northbranch

We offer sympathy to Robin Rose whose father, Norman Krebs, died Thursday at the hospital in Hastings. Because of the cancellation of the Rock Hills basketball game Friday, Sam and Alyce Gillett headed early to Valley Center. But they didn’t miss...

 

Randall

Sun and also clouds dominated the first part of the week. Thursday, a cold front brought near zero temperatures with below zero wind chill. Friday was slightly warmer, but bitter wind blew all day. Sunday was a beautiful warm day with little wind....

 

Panorama

Magnificent 100 year old homes were on display in Jewell Sunday. And yes, some of them were well over 100 years old. They were built in the days before power tools and several were three stories high. Woodwork, doors and stairways were crafted from...

 

Formoso

The library held an earring making workshop taught by Shanna Lindberg, of the Soul Sisters shop in Courtland. She demonstrated how to attach an earring to a couple of different styles of hooks. She also demonstrated how to use wire and posts for...

 

Editor's Notebook

We can’t say for sure as these notebook entries are being made before the paper is printed, but we do know the chance of printing a paper this week increased significantly when Monday afternoon the man in the brown truck delivered a wooden box to t...

 

Country Road's

After attending a musical concert called “Shake, Rattle, and Roll,” it made me go back to a more care free time in my life. I may be giving away my age but as the three women belted out songs like “Be My Baby,” “Twist And Shout.” “My...

 

Nora

Haley Gebers attended a belated CPI Christmas party at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln Saturday. Annie Atkins and Sue Williams went to Kearney last Tuesday and took a family friend Priscillla Meester out for lunch. Roger and Sue Williams were in...

 

Highland

Mr and Mrs Don Cassell, with their family, attended the Harlem Globetrotters show in Lincoln Friday evening. Emily Jacobitz stayed Saturday night with Natalie Jacobitz. Jeanette Wolfe visited Ivalee Jacobitz Sunday afternoon. Then they decided to...

 

Oak

Gaylen and Jackie Cox attended Ava Cox’s basketball game at Hastings Middle School on Saturday. Phyllis Schmitt continues with her cardio-rehab a couple times each week. While in Hebron last Saturday, Phyllis visited briefly with her son, Jerry...

 

Republic

Roger Kintigh is this week's burger night winner at Rip City Inn. RFD 9 held their annual meeting at Rip City Inn there were around 25 who attended, starting with the meeting which was called to order by the vice president beginning with the...

 

Jewell

My apologies to the Jewell County readers. It seems I had the day and place both wrong last week. I was told it is to be at 2 p.m., Feb. 24 at the Randall Library. Sorry. The book under discussion is “Summer Island” by Kristin Hannah. The Jewell...

 

Randall

A smattering of snow greeted the community last Wednesday morning. Brisk wind kept the wind chill low. A heavy frost lingered most of Thursday morning. Friday morning, there was a light coating of snow. Saturday and Sunday were windy and chilly...

 

Panorama

Coquettish February! You try to make the most of your fewer days. But, really, you get an extra day this year. Behave and be brave to let warmer air filter into the world. You send snow, whether predicted or not. Your winds are bone-chilling and...

 

Four Ways from Northbranch

Sam and Alyce Gillett have been busy attending ball games. Last Tuesday they, along with Lily and Claire Walker, watched Jerrod Gillett play in the game against Sylvan - Lucas. Friday they traveled to Downs to watch Rock Hills play Lakeside. In the...

 

Formoso

The Formoso skating rink was open Saturday night welcoming a crowd of 35 to40 skaters. The Formoso Community Church held their monthly community breakfast on Sunday serving pancakes, eggs, and fruit. Regular services followed. Pastor Daniel's message...

 

Burr Oak

Kelley and Nick Bunting hosted a birthday party honoring Cheryl Hillman at their Burr Oak home last Tuesday evening. Attending for cake and visiting were Jessica Barnes, Greg and Brynlee Manning, Tabitha, Braiden and Makaya Juarez, Walt and Peggy...

 

Editor's Notebook

With Valentine’s Day nearly here, next week’s issue of this newspaper should have one or more features related to this day. When I was a youngster attending Pleasant Valley School, I looked forward to exchanging valentines with my classmates and...

 

Country Roads

Since Kansas and Nebraska officially consider the “windy month” a month away, it’s time to get your kites ready to fly. Recently I attended a kite flying festival. It was amazing to see all shapes and sizes of kites flying high into the blue...

 

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